CHILDREN`S LIVER DISEASE FOUNDATION WINS CHARITY POLL

Posted on: Thu 06 Dec 2012

Children's Liver Disease Foundation has won the latest Online Charity Poll voted for by you, the fans.

Thousands of you took part in the poll via the official Chelsea website and Twitter. From the 26 charities included in the poll, Children's Liver Disease Foundation were eventual winners with more than 25 per cent of the vote.

The winning charity now has the opportunity to hold bucket collections around Stamford Bridge on Sunday 23 December when we host Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League.

Formed in 1980, Children's Liver Disease Foundation is a unique national charity dedicated to fighting all liver diseases of childhood.

Catherine Arkley, chief executive of the Children's Liver Disease Foundation said: 'We are delighted and proud to have been chosen by Chelsea fans to hold bucket collections on December 23. The money raised will make a huge difference. It allows us to fund projects to support children, young people and their families to cope with living day in, day out with childhood liver disease.

'Children's Liver Disease Foundation takes action against the effects of childhood liver disease by providing information, emotional support, research funds and a voice for all affected. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and we look forward to match day.'

The Children and Young People's Charity Poll is the third of five polls to take place this season. More than 26,000 fans have voted in the Online Charity Polls so far.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust won the first poll, which was the Medical Charity Poll, while The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund won the Cancer Charity Poll. The remaining categories are Military Charities and Community and Support Charities.